Recreation

looking at Steamboat Rock

Rising between the Powder River and Big Horn Basins, this scenic country offers year round recreation connecting visitors to a land rich in history and solitude. For centuries, the mountain landscape has provided renewal for Native Americans, homesteaders and modern day explorers creating a human connection with this spectacular place. Today there is a bond with "the mountain" for local residents, which contributes to the quality of life in local communities. Viewing scenery and wildlife, while incorporating a rich history, connects locals and travelers to this accessible landscape.

To view recreation features on the map below . . .  

Click on the Forest Service shield for the area you want to visit: Buffalo, Greybull, or Sheridan. Then click on "Go to the Buffalo, WY page," for example,  to see a map showing the locations of campgrounds, trailheads, and other sites in that ranger district. 

Recreation Map

Map showing recreational areas. Map Information

Recreation Conditions Report

 Area Name Status Area Conditions
Bald Mountain Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Boulder Park Campground Open to Visitor
Burgess Junction Visitor Center Closed to Visitor Burgess will not be open this season. Please visit Shell Falls Visitor Center.
Burgess Picnic Ground Closed to Visitor
Burgess RV Dump Station Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Cabin Creek Picnic Ground Closed to Visitor
Circle Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Cross Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Dead Swede Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Dead Swede Picnic Ground Closed to Visitor
Deer Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Doyle Campground Closed to Visitor
East Fork Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Hettinger Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Hunter Campground Open to Visitor Open with no services
Island Park Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Lake Point Picnic Ground Closed to Visitor
Lake View Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Leigh Creek Campground Open to Visitor
Leigh Creek RV Dump Station Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Little Goose Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Lost Cabin Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Lower Paintrock Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Medicine Lodge Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Middle Fork Campground Open to Visitor
Muddy Guard Cabin Open to Visitor Open year-round, reservations required
North Fork Picnic Ground Closed to Visitor
North Tongue Campground Open to Visitor No water available.
Owen Creek Campground Open to Visitor No water available.
Pine Island Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Pole Creek Cabin Open to Visitor Open year-round, reservations required
Porcupine Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Post Creek Picnic Ground Closed to Visitor
Prune Creek Campground Open to Visitor No water available.
Ranger Creek Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Ranger Creek Recreation Area Open to Visitor No water available.
Sheep Mountain Lookout Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Shell Creek Campground Open to Visitor No water available.
Shell Falls Interpretive Site Open to Visitor The Visitor Center is set to open Memorial Day Weekend.
Sibley Lake Campground Open to Visitor Non-electric sites are open. No water available.
Sibley Lake Dam Picnic Ground Closed to Visitor
Sibley Lake Dock Picnic Ground Closed to Visitor
Sitting Bull Campground Closed to Visitor
South Fork Campground Open to Visitor
Tie Flume Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Tie Hack Campground Open to Visitor
Tie Hack Picnic Ground Closed to Visitor
Twin Lakes Picnic Ground Closed to Visitor
West Tensleep Lake Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Willow Park Group Campground Closed to Visitor Closed for season
Areas & Activities

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